Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs
I have a favorite pork recipe for pulled pork, but saw this on MSN and wanted to try it. And let me say this is a new favorite. The sauce has just the right amount of kick and the cooking method is easy. This porbably could be done in the crock pot too.
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 medium yellow onions
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 12 ounces beer
- 3⁄4 cup ketchup
- 3⁄4 cup cider vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup whole grain mustard
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 chipotle chile in adobo
- 5 lbs boston butt (bone-in)
- Preheat oven to 300°F Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and very soft, about 20 minutes.
- Increase heat to high; add chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add beer, ketchup, vinegar, mustard, tomato paste, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is slightly thickened, 10 minutes. Meanwhile, trim all visible fat from the pork.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the pork, spooning sauce over it. Cover the pan, transfer to the oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Turn the pork over, cover, and bake for 1 1/2 hours more. Uncover and bake until a fork inserted into the meat turns easily, 1 to 2 hours more.
- Transfer the pork to a large bowl and cover with foil. Pour the sauce into a large measuring cup or glass bowl and refrigerate until the fat and sauce begin to separate, 15 minutes. Skim off the fat. Return the sauce to the pan and heat over medium-high until hot, about 4 minutes.
- Remove the bone and any remaining pieces of fat from the meat. The bone should easily slip away from the tender meat. Pull the pork apart into long shreds using two forks. Add the hot sauce to the meat; stir to combine. Serve hot.
This recipe was absolutely wonderful. I made this for Xmas and my famliy really enjoyed it. They are asking for another. I used a boston butt and cooked in the crockpot. Will make again. Made for Everyday is a Hoilday.
Yummers!! This filled the whole house with a wonderful aroma all day long. In fact, when I pulled it out of the oven to let it cool a bit before I shredded it, I couldn't keep DH from 'testing' it!! Repeatedly!! We made sandwiches out of the meat and they were wonderful. The only problem that I had (other than DH getting full before dinner, lol) was that there was almost no liquid left in the pan. I ended up adding more beer to make it more of a 'sauce'. I'm thinking that this would also do very well in a crockpot where the liquid wouldn't evaporate. We will definitely be making this again and I highly recommend it. Thanks MsSally.
I made this exactly as the recipe says, and it was awesome. I will be making it again and again - love it!